The MaCAD is a unique online programme training a new generation of architects, engineers and designers ready to develop skills into the latest softwares, computational tools, BIM technologies and AI towards innovation for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry.

Thermal Insight: Optimizing Indoor Analysis

Thermal Insight would be a standalone app that optimizes indoor environments by predicting thermal comfort. With simulations from trained models to help enhance occupant comfort and energy efficiency, evaluating metrics like PMV, PPD, and MRT. This tool would help improve well-being and productivity while achieving efficiency goals. Abstract Methodology Use Case Data Analysis Results and … Read more

Vehicle Crash Prediction in New York City

Project Aim In this project we aim to predict the type of vehicle crash that can be foreseen in the city of New York based on the traffic volume, using Graph Neural Networks (GNNs). To develop this machine learning model we use 3 different datasets. The model could hold potential if developed further, to be … Read more

Predicting optimal layout configurations for sustainable heritage shophouses

Our project aims to determine suitable workstation arrangement for office typology in a conservation shophouse in Singapore through maximise daylight on the worksurface to achieve 300 lux (to a maximum of 3000 lux) for good lighting condition. In a conservation shophouse, where the building envelope and facade cannot be altered. There are two daylight sources … Read more

Facade Gen AI

Our Generative AI seminar is dedicated to supporting our work at AIA studio, which focuses on sustainable design. Our task is to collaboratively generate a dataset of at least 800 facade images using generative AI techniques. This dataset will be an essential resource for us, enabling advanced research and development in sustainable architectural design and … Read more

Code – VIZ

We embarked on a fascinating journey through the latest advancements in Image Synthesis and Language Models within the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. The course highlighted the transformative potential of generative AI, enabling architects, engineers, and designers to push the boundaries of traditional design processes, streamline workflows, and tackle complex challenges in groundbreaking ways. … Read more

Skin Sense

Skin Sense is a project that aims to help users optimize the thermal comfort of their interior spaces by applying skin shaders. Why implement this? What can skin sense help the user with? Once the designer designs the skin for the building facade it has to be analyzed for indoor comfort. To analyze indoor comfort … Read more

DF Predictor (cGAN)

DF Predictor aims to revolutionize daylight prediction in architectural design by implementing the conditional generative adversarial network (cGAN) Pix2Pix to predict daylight factors, motivated by the need to improve efficiency and accuracy in daylight analysis. Daylight factor analysis, an integral part of the early design stages and mandated by building codes, is typically lengthy due … Read more

migrAItion

Studying migration is crucial for urban planners and architects to anticipate and accommodate the influx of people into cities, ensuring the development of robust infrastructure that can support this growth. As migration patterns shape demographic changes, understanding these trends allows cities to plan for adequate housing, transportation, healthcare, and educational facilities. This foresight is essential … Read more

3D-SOLIDS: COMPONENTS CLASSIFICATION

3d Component Classification tool

Abstract 3D-SOLIDS Component Classification tool utilizes machine learning to optimize the placement of essential 3D components such as walls, doors, windows, floors, and railings in residential floor plans. By analyzing spatial features and architectural attributes, it automates and enhances the design process, ensuring accuracy, consistency, and compliance with building standards. This tool aids architects and … Read more

Real-time Daylighting Performance for Adaptive Reuse Planning

This project aimed to develop a daylight predictor to facilitate and generate well-informed adaptive reuse projects, with a specific focus on providing sustainable design solutions for low-income housing. Los Angeles (LA) was selected as a case study due to its proactive open data initiatives and commitment to adaptive reuse. This proposal provides a snapshot of … Read more

FacAid + Chatbot

In a world where urban areas are predominantly developed and the heat island effect is intensifying, the construction industry significantly contributes to environmental challenges. Instead of focusing on tools that promote new construction, our goal is to provide a tool that analyzes existing buildings and suggests improvements. This approach aims to enhance sustainability and mitigate … Read more

MY PARKS : Predicting Miami City’s Parks Scores based on Amenities and Businesses

Miami Parks Prediction GraphML Project

Rethinking Urban Spaces Parks and green areas are critical in cities as they provide spaces for people to meet, interact, and find a social life. They contribute significantly to the mental and physical well-being of residents, offering a natural respite from the urban hustle. Project Summary: According to google reviews, the most important factor for … Read more

ISO-COMFORT: A Generative AI Approach for Comfort in Sustainable Style

Blending Isometric Models with AI-Driven Design

GENERATIVE AI Abstract In today’s evolving architectural landscape, the convergence of technology and design offers unprecedented opportunities to enhance human well-being and promote sustainability. At the forefront of this innovation is ISO-COMFORT, a pioneering project that leverages Generative AI to create isometric models emphasizing thermal comfort and sustainable design. This blog post explores the development … Read more

Predict Yelp Ratings based on Urban Data using GML

Hypothesis The goal of this research was to investigate if open spatial data could predict Yelp ratings utilizing graph machine learning (GML) methods. We hypothesize that urban phenomena, events, and objects will indicate customer reviews and popularity, and therefore, could be used predict ratings. In particular, we perform edge classification using the DGL library. For … Read more

LEGO Set: A Generative AI Approach

Abstract The project explores the implementation of machine learning models to generate LEGO building instructions manuals and providing a detailed description of the set. We employee diffusion models along with LLM (Large Language Model) to generate both the images of the Lego set and its description. LoRA (Low-Rank Adaptation) we train a stable diffusion model … Read more

Navigating AI Ethics and Regulation

https://github.com/ronmaccms/llm-chatbot.git Can AI Help Us Regulate Itself? AI is rapidly transforming the world. One critical question is whether AI can help regulate itself. By training a LLM on a comprehensive set of research papers, we can explore AI’s potential to provide insights into its own governance and ethical use. The research investigates how national policies … Read more

Architecture Inspired Furniture

Artificial Inspiration – Dissecting the Creative Process Creativity is often viewed as a uniquely human trait, emerging from the processes of study, interpretation, replication, and mixing variables to create new combinations and results. This project explores whether it is possible to develop a framework based on these principles that AI can reproduce and whether this … Read more

Temperature prediction in Argentina

Insights into the effects of weather data in Argentina, with implications for sustainable land management, deforestation and conservation policies, agriculture, industry and economies. Climate change, in particular the decrease in precipitation, is predicted to have significant effects on the living conditions in Argentina, affecting agricultural production, sea level rise, hydroelectric energy. The dataset composition consists … Read more

Metro Station Prediction in Stockholm

This post describes the development of a method to predict metro station locations using Graph Neural Networks (GNNs). Our journey began with a challenge familiar to urban planners: how to strategically place new metro stations to optimize transportation networks. In this case the city of Stockholm was used as testbed. The Challenge of Data Imbalance: … Read more

Planetary Intelligence Manifesto

AI in the Anthropocene The architectural profession is currently at a critical juncture, faced with the dual challenges of advancing artificial intelligence (AI) and the escalating climate crisis. Many architects harbour fears of obsolescence as AI’s capabilities expand, potentially automating tasks that traditionally require human expertise. This concern is not unfounded, as AI-driven tools increasingly … Read more

Merging with the nature

Concept For the final exercise in complex forming we were asked to developed a museum for wildlife by using one of the concepts introduced during the 1st term. We choose to work with VOXELISATON. Methodological Approach to Design and Form-Finding Our project commenced with a systematic approach, encompassing several critical stages: Pseudo Code – Structural … Read more

SolarAlign

Embarking on a journey through the dynamic realm of computational design, we’ve delved into the exciting world of interactive web application development. Along the way, we’ve not only grasped the tools and processes but also unraveled the core concepts driving innovation in this space. From harnessing the power of data and geometry on the web … Read more

Subterranean Eden: Martian Harvest Halls

“An innovative way for agriculture on Mars, pushing boundaries of space exploration ensuring future interplanetary habitation.” Mars—the Red Planet—is getting closer. According to the experts, human settlements on Mars might be visible in ten years, allowing for more space exploration. Keeping that in mind, this semester’s goal is to create a 300-person Mars colony. The … Read more

MarSensate: Integrative Modelling

Marsensate is a project based on our Studio course where we explore designing on Mars in order to habit a Marsian colony. The primary goal of our colony was based around Sprituality, to provide a more human environment that appeal to everyone, regardless of their beliefs, genders, preferences, and we focused on the aspect that … Read more